In memory of Melvin. Melvin was a Shetland Sheep wether who, except for the sanctuary, would have been slaughtered as a lamb. He was a very domesticated sheep. Melvin may have thought he was a dog at times. RIP Melvin. Melvin passed away in 2020.

  • Adult female sheep are known as ewes.
  • Adult male sheep are known as rams.
  • Castrated adult male sheep are known as wethers.
  • A group of sheep is known as a herd, flock or mob.
  • Young sheep are called lambs.
  • Sheep are herbivores that eat vegetation such as grass, shrubs, twigs, etc.
  • The average lifespan of sheep is 10-12 years.